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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.3819S, -70.6056WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.93 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:12:10 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 11:12:10 / April 5, 2018 @ 11:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dux6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dux6. Exact location of earthquake, -70.6056° West, -20.3819° South, depth 34.93 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km WSW of Iquique, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.6056° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3819° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WSW of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-05 11:12:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-05 11:30:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.72 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 483 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dux6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dux6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dux6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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